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The Sir Charles Nicholson Lecture 2019: The Ark Before Noah

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Join us for The Sir Charles Nicholson Lecture: The Ark Before Noah by Dr Irving Finkel.

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British Museum curator Irving Finkel tells a real-life detective story that began with the arrival in 2008 of a single, palm-sized Babylonian cuneiform tablet. Dating from about 1850 BC, this clay document proved to contain part of the famous Babylonian Story of the Flood from ancient Mesopotamia which uniquely contained precise instructions for building the large boat needed to survive a flood. Irving shares his research and additional discoveries that provide unanticipated revelations about the ark before Noah.

Philologist and Assyriologist Irving Finkel is Assistant Keeper of the department of the Middle East at the British Museum in London, and has been a cuneiform tablet curator since 1979. He holds his degrees from the University of Birmingham, England, and is especially interested in ancient magic and medicine, all aspects of ancient cuneiform literature, and the history of the world's board games. His recent publications include The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood (2014) and The Writing in the Stone (2017). His new book The First Ghosts is nearly finished for publication in 2020.

Dr Finkel's Australian visit is presented by the Friends of the Nicholson Museum, NEAF and AIA.

Image Credit: L-R 1. Attributed to Miskin, Noah's Arc, c 1590. 2. Dr Irving Finkel 3. Ephraim Lilien, Arche Noahs, 1914.

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